Application fee is $175 ($50 Discount if you apply by 6/15/2021)

Deadline to apply is July 1, 2021 



STEP 1: Prepare Audition video to be uploaded with online application or email it to tessak@summitmusicfestival.org

Audition Video Requirements:

Prepare a set of videos of 2 to 3 pieces of varying style/composer that are performance ready. (Minumum of 1 Video is required)

Please note that these videos are used for placement in certain programs and with certain teachers. A well-prepared solo piece is best. You may send in a recording of a performance but please be aware of the sound quality (listening is just as important as watching).  

Please make sure each file you upload is less than 10 GB.

Video format:

  • WebM files (Vp8 video codec, Vorbis Audio codec)
  • .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs, AAC audio codec)
  • .AVI (MJPEG video codec, PCM audio)
  • .MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec, MP2 audio)
  • .WMV
  • .FLV (Adobe – FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
  • .MTS

Labeling Video/Files – 
Instrument, Last name, First name, Teacher *, Age, Gender, (# of videos)

*Teacher – this should be the teacher who has referred you to Summit Music Festival

Instrument – Piano
Last name – Smith
First name – John
Teacher (last name only) – Briskin
Age – 15
Gender -M

# of Videos – 3 

Video label Example:

Piano, Smith, John, Briskin, 15, M (1/3)

Piano, Smith, John, Briskin, 15, M (2/3)

Piano, Smith, John, Briskin, 15, M (3/3)

The Admissions committee needs this information associated with your video in order to make sure students are properly based – by level, by age, etc.

STEP 2: Review and complete the required forms below – please submit signed documents with your application:

Complete the 2021 SMF Application

Online application is now available now.  

However, you can submit the pdf version and payment information directly to: tessak@summitmusicfestival.org

Please note – your letter of recommendation can be submitted by you via the online application or emailed separately to us.


STEP 4: Application fee must be received by us in order to consider your application complete.

  • Online Application – an invoice will be generated to the email on the application with payment options.
  • If submitted application manually please provide debit or credit card information in the application.
  • Any issues with payment, please email or call us.


Please visit the Financial Aid/Work Study program for more information on requirements and application process.